To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, October 30, 2008

"You're not very good at this, are you?"

I am not feeling very civic minded lately. Besides being very apathetic to the current Presidential candidates, there are other things that are making me feel very dispassionate about the politics and laws of this state/country.

First off, who decided that the speed limit on the freeways should be 65 MPH? How would I go about establishing a Proposition to change that? Maybe I could call the Stiles girls. I bet they'd get it done!

Second off, who decided that we can't talk on our cell phones when we are driving... (OK, this one is rhetorical, I actually voted for this law, since I think it's a good law, but... can I get just one freebie???)

I don't have enough time in my days... so I have to multi-task and do it FAST (thus phone talking and speeding)!

Today I got pulled over for the 3rd time in the last few months... uh oh. I can tell I am getting old and less attractive, because I no longer get out of tickets... my prettiest smile is failing me miserably! I am also pretty certain my flippant and caustic personality doesn't work well with cops! I used to be sweeter... it worked better!

Today I was going 84 mph on the freeway and I got pulled over, lights, siren AND the megaphone were used. And, once I pulled off the road, I had this conversation:

Cop: Do you know why I pulled you over?
Me: Well, I could probably guess.
Cop: Do you know how fast you were going?
Me: Ummm, pretty fast, I guess.
Cop: Did you see me before you sped past me?
Me: Obviously not, or I would have slowed down.
Cop: You're really not good at this, are you?
Me: Not really, I think I am supposed to cry, right?
Cop: laughs
Me: Turns out, I am really not good at that either. I am sort of dead inside.
Cop: What?
Me: Are you going to give me a ticket?
Cop: Yea.

So, I WAS speeding (twice) and talking on my cell phone once. I am woman enough to admit it.

Here's what is unlawful in my eyes... I had to pay $358 for going 61 in a 45 in Chino. Are you kidding me??? I am pretty sure in this economy I could buy ALL of Chino for about $325!

I wonder how much the going rate is for Santa Ana? But, more importantly I wonder how much more than that I'll have to pay for speeding there!

I hope no one wanted a Christmas present!

Also, did any of you know that there are additional propositions on the ballot (not just Proposition 8)? Who knew... :)

One of them is Prop 4... I am not even going to pretend to know the semantics of it, but the ad they are running says "Think outside your bubble..." Is this really a good tactic to get someone to vote the way you want??? It's sort of... patronizing, to say the least.

And, Prop 2... really, who cares about chickens!?! I don't mean to sound heartless, but CLEARLY we have bigger problems with our state than worrying if the chickens get a penthouse before we turn them into chick-fil-a nuggets. Don't they have ridiculously small mental capabilities anyway? Do they know how little room they have? I mean really? I bet we could easily confuse them… Let's just put on some loud music and make them think it's squishy because they're at a concert! We can't afford to pay more for chicken; especially with the going rate of speeding tickets! CLEARLY the economy is in dire straits... I mean I just paid $358 for ONE speeding ticket, we must have it rough!


Sandra Nixon said...

THanks for speaking out about the chickens! I just read a book in which the author tries to convince the reader to go vegan because of the way chickens are treated..honestly? anyone who would fall for that has some serious issues with thinking for themselves!
p.s. sorry about the ticket, try showing some leg next time. :)

Amanda said...

At least you were probably that cop's most entertaining ticket of the day, even if you're "not very good at it..."

m spot said...

you're my favorite

Sara said...

I love you!!!! That's all I need to say! Next time flash them some boob! haha

Ali B. said...

Sara Sara Sara... my rack NEVER got me anything (except maybe that new camera, right Ryan?) Seriously, if I was going to get off by flashing anything it's gonna have to be my legs... especially since I am too broke to afford those new boobs everyone else is getting. :) Love you too!

The Wiltbanks said...

Thanks for sharing your political philosophy. YOU should run for pres. I'd vote for you.

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